- barrier beach,
- barrier cream,
- barrier island,
- barrier of ideas,
- barrios, justo rufino,
Origin of barring
- an objection that nullifies an action or claim.
- a stoppage or defeat of an alleged right of action.
- an iron or steel shape: I-bar.
- a muntin.
verb (used with object), barred, bar·ring.
Origin of bar1
Examples from the Web for barring
Barring a few co-conspirators from the neocon academy, nobody else is interested in supporting them.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, barring a miracle, it looks like the Hiceman will cometh to Congress.Meet the Man Running for Congress on an Anti-Muslim Platform|Dean Obeidallah|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barring commercial breaks (or sleep), it would theoretically take about seven days to watch all 25 seasons of ‘The Simpsons.’A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!|Rich Goldstein|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barring reunification, a North Korean collapse or war, the trends that created these weapons will undoubtedly continue.Smoke Rings, Mystery Backpacks and Gun-Toting Robots: The Weird Wartech of the Korean Conflict|Kyle Mizokami|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barring flagrantly inappropriate behavior or outright neglect or abuse, I cannot and will not take sides in this kind of conflict.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lads followed Mr. Welfare into the hall, and after closing and barring the door he led the way to an apartment on the left.In the Days of Washington|William Murray Graydon
Nailing a box cover over the window, and barring the door again, they went to bed.Ross Grant Tenderfoot|John Garland
Nimbly the little old gentleman thrust himself in front of her, barring her way, and shielding Gwendolyn.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
But to pass through one of them, the barring current struck you like a wall, with darting sparks when it was touched.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
Barring the loss of health, you can always make the young man in you the victor.The Young Man and the World|Albert J. Beveridge
noun the Bar
- an offshore ridge of sand, mud, or shingle lying near the shore and parallel to it, across the mouth of a river, bay, or harbour, or linking an island to the mainland
- US and Canadianan alluvial deposit in a stream, river, or lake
- a group of beats that is repeated with a consistent rhythm throughout a piece or passage of music. The number of beats in the bar is indicated by the time signature
- another word for bar line
- Britishinsignia added to a decoration indicating a second award
- USa strip of metal worn with uniform, esp to signify rank or as an award for service
- part of the metal mouthpiece of a horse's bridle
- the space between the horse's teeth in which such a part fits
verb bars, barring or barred (tr)
Word Origin for bar
Word Origin for bar
Word Origin for bar
late 14c., "act of fastening with a bar," verbal noun from bar (v.). Meaning "exclusion" is from 1630s. As a preposition, "excepting, excluding," it is from late 15c. Schoolhouse prank of barring out the teacher was in use before 1728.
unit of pressure, coined 1903 from Greek baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)).
c.1300, "to fasten (a gate, etc.) with a bar," from bar (n.1); sense of "to obstruct, prevent" is recorded by 1570s. Expression bar none "without exception" is recorded from 1866.
late 12c., "stake or rod of iron used to fasten a door or gate," from Old French barre (12c.) "beam, bar, gate, barrier," from Vulgar Latin *barra "bar, barrier," which some suggest is from Gaulish *barros "the bushy end" [Gamillscheg], but OED regards this as "discredited" because it "in no way suits the sense." Of soap, by 1833; of candy, by 1906 (the process itself dates to the 1840s). Meaning "bank of sand across a harbor or river mouth" is from 1580s, probably so called because it was an obstruction to navigation. Bar graph is attested from 1925. Bar code first recorded 1963. Behind bars "in prison" is attested by 1934, U.S.
"tavern," 1590s, so called in reference to the bars of the barrier or counter over which drinks or food were served to customers (see bar (n.1)).
"whole body of lawyers, the legal profession," 1550s, a sense which derives ultimately from the railing that separated benchers from the hall in the Inns of Court. Students who had attained a certain standing were "called" to it to take part in the important exercises of the house. After c.1600, however, this was popularly assumed to mean the bar in a courtroom, which was the wooden railing marking off the area around the judge's seat, where prisoners stood for arraignment and where a barrister (q.v.) stood to plead. As the place where the business of court was done, bar in this sense had become synonymous with "court" by early 14c.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bar
- bare bones
- bare hands, with one's
- bare necessities
- bare one's soul
- bare one's teeth
- barge in
- bar none
- behind bars
- no holds barred